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You have joined us at the web pages for the Hutt Valley Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.  This site provides information for our branch members and also for anyone interested in researching their family history in the Hutt Valley area.

This is our Main Website.  These pages were created for viewing on a device with a bigger screen, such as a Notebook or desktop PC.

If you use a mobile device with a small screen, you can view a subset of these pages at our


Our Branch generally meets twice a month at the Petone Public Library meeting room, 7-11 Britannia Street, Petone.  Evening access is via the door from the Peel Place Car Park.

Parking is available in Peel Place Car Park, next to the Libary, and accessed from either Britannia St or Richmond St.  This map shows Peel Place Car Park.

Visitors are most welcome.

Select Go to Meetings from the menu above for more information, and Coming Up to see our calendar of meeting topics and events.

Want to know more?

Follow the links here or at the top and bottom of this page to find out more about us and how to become a Hutt Valley NZSG Branch member.

You can also read about our news, find back copies of our information-rich Branch newsletters, and see what speakers and topics have been covered at previous meetings.

We hope these pages will provide you with some additional sources to further your family history research, including the resources the Branch holds for members' use in its library at the Heritage Centre, Petone Public Library. We have also included some links that you might find helpful.

Contact us, or come along to one of our meetings. We would love to share our interest with you.


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Coming Up


Thurs 11 February 2016, 7:30pm

'Using the FamilySearch Desk at the National Library' - Jenny Martin

Branch member Jenny Martin will tell us about the services provided by the volunteers at the FamilySearch Desk at the National Library, including how to order films.

Thurs 18 February 2016, 10:00am - 4:15pm

'Today's meeting is cancelled ... instead ... attend half or whole day seminar.'

Unlock the past

'Down under cruise: 2016
Genealogy Seminar Tour'

Experts Judy Russell & Paul Blake from on board the cruise ship visiting Wellington

Where:  Matairangi room, ASB Sports Centre,
72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington

Cost:  NZ$30 full day, NZ$20 half day

Pay cash on the day ... but advance booking essential.

Details are on "Unlock the Past" website

For more details see Meetings Coming Up.